Friday, February 24, 2012

Mock A123 Cells

Well I went and built a few Mock A123 Cells for Pack Designing before I commit to using the real McCoy. I'd much rather ruin a few cardboard mock cells than the real cells at $35 a pop. A few pennies vs lots of dollars. No brainer there. Now I have a way to build as much or little as I like and they will pretty much be the same as the real deal. The tabs are nearly exact. I was thinking that a large aluminum turkey pan for cooking your turkey would be a great source for the aluminum sheet for making the tabs for your mock cells. One large pan could provide quite a few. I got enough for 8 mock cells from a 9" pie pan. For the cardboard being a tad too think, I found that a rolling pin worked great for squishing them down a tad for a more realistic sizing.

Pete :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Up Date

Things are fine here. I am busy with the Garden, Work, and my Build and playing with A123 pouch cells. I have been very busy with work. I work full time as an X-Ray/CT tech but now I have started my training to become an MRI tech. This will slow things down even more. I have also been waiting for parts for my project. I was trying to find parts and then trying to find someone who could actually fix a couple things but to no avail and I must just replace the parts outright. So I did and now I am waiting. Could be up to 10 days before I receive the parts. I am going to get some more stuff for playing with my cells today and begin my mock cell casting shortly while I wait for my parts to arrive.

Pete :)